ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Reyes had four hits and scored three runs, rookie Dillon Gee pitched six effective innings and the New York Mets beat the Texas Rangers 8-5 on Sunday.
Gee (8-1) recovered from a shaky start in the follow-up to his only loss of the season. Making his first appearance against the Rangers, he allowed three runs and eight hits with two walks.
Gee, who walked a career-high six over four innings in his previous outing, has given up only eight earned runs in five June starts. He grew up in north Texas and played his college ball at Texas-Arlington.
Daniel Murphy added three hits for the Mets, who have won four of five overall and took two of three from the AL West leaders to open a key stretch of 13 of 16 games on the road.